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Meaningless "SportsCenter" Statistic: K-State's 'Night Game' Record Under Ron Prince

If you're anything like me, you watch a lot of ESPN, and if you do, you've undoubtedly noticed that they like to throw completely meaningless statistics out there for public consumption in the hopes that some sort of trend can be identified:

"That's right Stu.  Since 1968, the New York Yankees are 275-34 in weeks following a drop in the Dow Jones Index.  Knowing this, we can expect to see a strong surge this week in their series against the Devil Rays."

Okay, I made that up.  But the point still stands; they like to find a meaningless statistic and try to make more out of it than there really is.

So, in that same vein, I decided to do my own investigation and give you a meaningless statistic to help you in your prediciton for tomorrow's game against Louisville...

  • K-State is 8-5 in all games that started after 6 PM.
  • K-State is 3-2 in televised games begun after 6 PM.
  • K-State is 1-1 in games that are shown on ESPN after 6 PM.

See, statistics are meaningless.  They don't show a trend at all.  I could flip a coin and get the same results.

What?  K-State is 0-4 in all road games that started after 6 PM?

Yikes.  We can only hope that's a streak that's broken tomorrow.  I think it will be.

PJ's Prediction: KSU 34 - Louisville 21

P.S. - TB, we're all glad that you're still alive and going to class.